One of the hardest things about working for yourself is the guilt of not always having something to do, especially if you have just reached a deadline and don’t have a shift at the local bistro. At least Tuesdays seem to be my most productive by far!
I read a wonderful article a while ago about the life of a freelancer, which made me feel a little better about a life of funemployment.
Each small thing or goal met means a great deal. Setting up my web domain and email and getting it to show on my phone (after a rather embarrassing meeting due to the lack of email). Having a shower and getting dressed, even though you don’t have anywhere to be. I mean, you just never know when a friend will call and invite you out for some Valentine’s Day bubbly. (Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.)
On my list today:
- Meet deadline on article
- Set up email on phone
- Make bed
- Install SEO tool
Fix web page SEOFix some of the page’s SEO
- Fix Facebook page
- Wear a dress
- Write a blog
- Share a blog
A successful day I think!
Some days are busier than others. Some days I have so much admin, it feels like I won’t ever finish. Some days I get up and then head right back to bed with a book. And sometimes I get up really early and finish all (or most) of the things on my to-do list so I can spend the time I do have as a freelancer in a productive way. (Read: wine-tasting.)
I am still not rich or famous, but each step is taking me somewhere I want to be. And for the moment … I am happy! Even though I have no Valentine’s Day plans or any real prospects, at least I am living a happy and healthy life.
(UPDATE: Found a friend! Bubbly will be drunk! It is Valentine’s Day after all …)